This pumpkin, black-eyed bean and coconut curry from Meera Sodha's Fresh India is absolute heaven. The sweet pumpkin, earthy beans and creamy coconut come together to create a gentle curry, perfect for eating in England in the autumn, when a variety of pumpkins and squashes abound.
Hollow out medium round pumpkin from the bottom. Carve half-circle mouth with a tooth, 2 half-circle eyes with pupils and triangle nose. For eyes, push in inner piece (don't remove). Then, etch away skin on pupils and tooth with linoleum cutter. Use awl to poke holes about 1½" apart across top and sides of pumpkin. Push lollipops (Orange Sassy Suckers, $25 for 100; candywarehouse.com) into holes to create hair.